Shake off the snow, put the parka away, and get ready for your rental property to blossom this spring.
The transition from winter to spring is usually a joyous time, the cold disappears, the birds return, and most of all, spring is right around the corner. Here are some tips to get your rental property spring ready.
Winter storms can often lead to damaged roofs. It's important to inspect your roof when the weather permits it, as heavy winds or excessive build up of ice can cause damage to your shingles or your eavestrough. It's usually a good idea to keep a bundle of shingles on hand so you can replace any that have torn, cracked or are missing. When you're up on your roof, inspect your eavestrough, as there could be a build up of leaves or debris. If there is, it's highly recommended that you clean your eavestrough out before the spring rainfall hits.
Everyone dreads spring cleaning, but it's integral in keeping your rental unit presentable and preventing maintenance issues. It's important to make sure you're cleaning all vents to prevent dust build up, changing furnace filters, and inspecting windows and doors for cracks or damage. Next, you should inspect your ceilings to make sure there wasn't any water damage from the melting snow, and if there was, make a game plan to fix the water damage. You should also make sure you're checking your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to see if they have expired or need their batteries replaced. Aside from that, typical spring cleaning includes cleaning windows, wiping down baseboards, cleaning your stove and range, clearing the dryer vent both inside and outside, and any general maintenance and cleaning.
Before the flowers bloom and the grass is greener, there's work to be done. In the winter, garbage and debris can be hidden by the snow, and when it melts, you're left with an unwanted mess. Once you've cleaned it all up, you're ready to start getting your gardens ready. Spring is the perfect time to figure out what you want to plant in your garden and once the weather warms up, you'll be able to start planting your desired foliage.